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Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 23 February 2017 in Landscape & Rural.

A collapsed lava tube along the Lava Flow Trail. Close by is a cave created by a similar collapse of the lava tube ceiling. I was hoping to explore it. However, a sign at the opening advised having three in your party, several light sources, first aid kits, and a reminder that cellphones don't work underground. In other words, if you get hurt, you have to save yourselves.

Also, the entrance was a deep hole with a tiny low ceilinged ledge on one side that you had to crawl along. Since I was a party of one, I was glad to stay on the surface.

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Saint George, Utah

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It would be quite a challenging place for an adventure. The best thing to stay on the surface.

23 Feb 2017 5:29am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Le N&B lui va bien

23 Feb 2017 5:45am

Devi from Chennai, India

I am happy better sense prevailed and the ONE MAN ARMY decided to play it safe !!!!!
Looks adventurous though !!!!!

23 Feb 2017 6:02am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Excellent paysage. )

23 Feb 2017 6:54am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Stunning and impressive. Yours was a good decision.
Great B&W. Congrats

23 Feb 2017 8:11am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb B/W! Beautiful wild landscape!

23 Feb 2017 8:13am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

C'est très beau cet endroit !!

23 Feb 2017 8:39am

Marie Le Corre from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I believe that the desert is the only kind of photo which I prefer to see in color. It is beautiful but the color misses me here

23 Feb 2017 8:44am

Anne from France

Very impressive!

23 Feb 2017 9:35am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

So spectacular !!

23 Feb 2017 10:03am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful textures with your B&W treatment.

23 Feb 2017 10:03am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Splendid image !!

23 Feb 2017 11:22am

jean pierre a from France

noir et blanc extra!! amitiés

23 Feb 2017 1:20pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Superb B&W landscape. Beautiful. Details and textures are fantastic.

23 Feb 2017 2:12pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Excellent capture of details in this B&W image. Amazing. :)

23 Feb 2017 3:18pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Sounds quite intimidating to explore. I like this rugged view

23 Feb 2017 3:35pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel décor et vue quel rendu et iamge sueprbe image NB quelle roche

23 Feb 2017 3:39pm

Shahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent shot, professionally done

23 Feb 2017 3:49pm

Don from Spokane, United States

This picture certainly shows the cave very well. I agree that party of one has not business goes down in a lava cave alone.

23 Feb 2017 4:06pm

willy from Belgium

superbe rendu de ce paysage spectaculaire Steve


23 Feb 2017 4:10pm

franz from Baden, Austria

What a wonderful and dramatic look into the 'underground'! The monochrome works extremely well here.
Great info, too! You did well not to risk too much ...

23 Feb 2017 5:12pm

Denny Jump Photo from Bellevue, WA, United States

Wow! What a dramatic scene! Your image alone tells a convincing story! Great B&W here....too bad I wasnt with you, No Way would I go down there!! .... Love this one ;-)

23 Feb 2017 6:49pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Gorgeous tones and textures captured in this shot which really fill the frame nicely!! Glad you stayed on the surface as well. That sign is needed at many places around the country. It amazes me sometimes the foolish risks people take.

23 Feb 2017 7:18pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Thank you

23 Feb 2017 10:13pm

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Great description of this fabulous capture. With all those warnings, I would stay clear of this thing :)

24 Feb 2017 6:17am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bel effet

24 Feb 2017 8:41am

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

That would be fascinating enough on the outside for me. Great rock texture highlights in black and white.

26 Feb 2017 6:05am

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran


26 Feb 2017 7:50pm

k@ from Paris, France

Wow, terrific !

28 Feb 2017 11:44am